Police Agent Richard Frank Morris

Police Agent Richard Frank Morris

Pasadena Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, March 13, 1969

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Richard Frank Morris

Agent Morris was shot and killed when he and three other undercover agents went to the home of a man to question him about the assault of another police officer. The four agents identified themselves as members of a motorcycle gang. The man's brother came to the door with a .38 caliber handgun and ordered the officers to leave. As three of the officers left Agent Morris began to struggle with the suspect and was shot twice. The man was arrested but acquitted at trial on grounds of self defense.
Agent Morris had been with the agency for seven years and was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 353

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Acquitted

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To the memory of Off. Richard Morris. Though I joined the Pasadena Police Department five years after his death, for years I heard kind recollections of Off. Morris from fellow officers. I am donating in your memory today to “Back the Blue”. May God forever bless your soul and those of your loved ones.

(Ret.) Chief of Police Marilyn Diaz
Sierra Madre Police Department

July 20, 2020

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